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Married Loneliness? Time to Connect with Christ Part 2

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You’re sitting there right now, your spouse in the room, and a dialog from your television is humming in the background. One of you is on the TV; the other is on this page. In your mind, you’re playing over the list of things on your to-do list, and perhaps you’re stewing just a little over how few of them, your spouse has volunteered to take over.

You find yourself thinking back to the earliest days of your relationship when you felt so connected and sure. Now, you are physically together but you are feeling deeply alone. Sounds familiar? First, let me reassure you that even in the healthiest of marriages, it happens. The question is: how do we fill in that empty feeling?

But He Does

The good news is that there is one who can complete us and make us whole. It’s often in these moments of loneliness that we may find ourselves in the best position to commune with Christ. Luke 5:16 says “Jesus withdrew into lonely places and he prayed.” Although Luke describes a physical place and not emotional loneliness, the point remains that this sense of being on our own opens the door for a more complete and focused time. God doesn’t speak to us with a deep, loud, resonating voice from above. He comes beside us with a still, small whisper that we only hear when we’re quiet, focused, and listening. When we turn to Him in these moments, we find a wholeness that no single person could ever give us.

Challenge: Where are you seeking fulfillment? Ask yourself this: are you looking to your marriage to meet needs that you should be looking to Christ to meet? Find your lonely place and pray.

After many years of successful relationships in my own life, my mission is to pass on the blessings I’ve received to the many people seeking help in their own lives. I not only help to restore broken marriages, but also friendships, relationships, families etc. I am a faith-based marriage and relationship coach with a mission: To build stronger marriages through faith; to deepen the spirituality of the individual and the couple by accepting an open minded cornerstone of the marriage; to strengthen the communication, commitment, and respect within a marriage through a focus on gratitude, and love.